12:22 a.m. – Well folks, it was fun. This series can still go either way, and we have some other fun playoff hockey as well. The New Jersey/Philadelphia series should be tough, the Predators came back (intentionally shorthanded) to close the gap against the Coyotes, and the Blues are too good not to bounce back against L.A. Have a good night, everyone, and maybe we’ll have to do this again if we see a Game 7.
12:19 a.m. – Of the 8 match-ups last round, 6 of the game 3 winners went on to win the series. When I was talking to myself earlier today yesterday, I was saying that after Game 7, Game 3 is the most important game in a playoff series. My internal voice then asked me what about Game 6, and then we fought and I woke up without pants on.
12:16 a.m. – “Are there any nutrition secrets during a long overtime?” Hmm, I’m surprised Brad Richards ended the interview after that question.
12:15 a.m. – It was only a matter of time before one squeaked in. There were 95 shots on goal.
12:14 a.m. – Gaborik with his first goal since game one of the last round, finishes with the game winner and an assist from, like, three hours ago. Rangers win!
12:12 a.m. – The puck had enough and left the game.
12:11 a.m. – Just intense. Lundvist makes another nice save, bodies are flying everywhere…
12:09 a.m. – Almost, not quite.
12:07 a.m. – Ovechkin eats like a raccoon.
12:04 a.m. – The Rangers have had a ton of opportunities. Only one goal.
12:02 a.m. – NHL arenas play the best music. Nice to hear Washington play Living After Midnight.
12:01 a.m. – Lundqvist with a glove save. 7th OT is on the horizon.
12:00 a.m. – Oh, good, tomorrow is now today here on the East Coast.
11:57 p.m. – I am so on edge, I haven’t even been able to drink since the 3rd period. What a grab by Holtby!
11:55 p.m. – Apparently Patrick Roy and Martin Brodeur had a gay pregnancy and it resulted in Holtby.
11:52 p.m. – Penalty on the Caps. This would probably mean something if the Rangers were any good at capitalizing on power play opportunities.
11:50 p.m. – NBC gives a shout out to Chinatown.
11:47 p.m. – Both teams took less shots in the 2nd OT. Credit defense and tired bodies. I wouldn’t be surprised if this game ends within the first 5 minutes. All it takes is one mistake, and after 5 periods of hockey, worn down players make mistakes. This mind boggling analysis is brought to you by my high anxiety.
11:43 p.m. – So, 22 year old Braden Holtby played just 7 games in the regular season, but stopped 177 of 192 for a .922 SV% and a 2.49 GAA. His numbers with the Hershey Bears were comparable, I suppose, and he showed skill last year in limited time with the Caps, but he still came as a surprise to me. He is probably the MVP of the playoffs for Washington thus far.
11:39 p.m. – They have been showing the weirdest commercials during this game, including a smoker who looks like a burn victim speaking with a robot’s voice and a farmland dating service.
11:35 p.m. – Through five periods, Lundqvist has stopped 43 of 44 shots, Holtby 42 of 43.
11:32 p.m. – 16.7 seconds left in double OT. Are you kidding me? This game is insane.